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Trophozoite

Definition noun, plural: trophozoites The active, amoeboid cell form that occurs during the feeding stage in the life cycle... Read More

Trophozoites

trophozoite (Science: biology, microbiology) The feeding stage of a protozoan (as distinct from reproductive or encysted... Read More

Balantidium coli

Definition noun A parasitic ciliate belonging to the family Balantiididae, and the causative agent of the balantidiasis... Read More

Naegleria fowleri

Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the brain-eating amoeba) is a heat-loving amoeboflagellate protozoan of the... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Merozoite

Definition noun, plural: merozoites A cell formed during the asexual division of the schizont; a stage in the life cycle of... Read More

Signet ring

signet ring The early stage of trophozoite development of the malaria parasite in the red blood cell; the parasite cytoplasm... Read More

Schizogony

Definition noun An asexual type of reproductive process by protozoans by multiple fission. Supplement In protozoa, a... Read More

Gametocyte

Definition noun, plural: gametocytes A gamete-forming diploid germ cell Supplement A gametocyte is a gamete-forming cell.... Read More

Entamoeba histolytica

Definition noun A disease-causing anaerobic protozoan species capable of causing entamoebiasis and amebic dysentery to its... Read More

Ookinete

Definition noun, plural: ookinetes The motile zygote formed by the fertilization of microgamete and macrogamete of certain... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More